We’ve been reading and loving all the picture books for children by Carole Lexa Schaefer lately, recommended to me by Lucia of Dim Sum, Bagels, and Crawfish.
They are such special books—full of lovely explorations (and illustrations!) of children’s active imaginations.
I’ve always been very inspired by books, both as a child and as well as an adult, and I love that I can share creativity-inspiring books with my children as well.
Carole Lexa Schaefer’s text is paired with wonderful illustrations which makes them extra special.
Picture Books for Children by Carole Lexa Schaefer
Here are some peeks inside a few of our favorite books:
Someone Says is about the kids in a preschool classroom who imagine their way through the day, dancing like birds, eating like tigers, etc. I love how the illustrator Pierr Morgan (who has worked with Carole on several of her books) depicts the juxtaposition of the real and the imaginary.
The Biggest Soap (illustrated by Stacy Dressen-McQueen) is a fun story about a little boy who is sent to buy some soap on washing day. He has quite an adventure and tells a (tall) story about it to his mama and the others who are doing the washing.
And, The Bora-Bora Dress (illustrated by Catherine Stock) is a beautiful story about a girl who finds a magical dress to wear to her aunt’s party.
Carole Lexa-Schaefer has written many other books for kids as well, including The Squiggle, which I’m really looking forward to reading (I have it on hold at the library).
Have you read any of her picture books for children?
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